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to shield her students from gunfire. and others whose actions likely saved likes. the unfathomable loss felt far beyond newtown, connecticut, complete strangers coming from across the country to offer their support and condolences. >> could not sleep last night turn on the news, that matter the channel it is on. the least i can do with the holidays approaching. molly line is live in newtown with more. molly, what are we learning? >>reporter: we are seeing the faces to match with the 20 names of the children. one picture we have today, jack pinto a huge giant fan, six, in 1st grade. he loves sports and he is honored tonight by one of his favorite players, victor cruz, a giants player, of course, write on his gloves today. and olivia just six years old, family friends created a memorial fund on facebook, filled with christmas-themed photos. >>bret: these are all tough to go through. en families who survived the incident are suffering, obvious ly. >> chris wallace this morning had a chance to speak with a father whose child survived the massacre. and his son was inside when the gunman came in a
. >> nina, president obama talked about taking meekful action. but he also talked about taking action after the shooting of gabriel giffords in january of 2011 that killed six and wounded 13 and he never did. do you think, we talk about. this the impact the some people are comparing emotionally to a 9/11 that after the massacre of these children and now re-election. that he might actually push for gun control? >> i think this is a tipping point. he spoke on friday, not just as a -- not just as a president but as a father and i had just left my daughter's elementary school concert and i think back to the shooting in the colorado mall. my sons, my teenage sons were seeing the dark knight that night. my nephew lost a friend and attended the virginia tech. keep in mind this was the second worse school shooting, virginia tech was even worse. i think it's important for the president at this point to take a look be done in a bipartisan way and agree with senator lieberman it has to be commission, urgent commission. have you got to take -- you have got to look at how to take the word mass out of ma
the shooter. >> chris: i just want to move on to one other subject which has been holding up action a lot of people would say. the senate faces a big moment on january partly cloudy the first day on whether to change the rules -- january partly cloudy the first day on whether to change the rules and make it harder for the minority to filibuster and block the majority. the planned senator majority leader reid would pass by a simple majority but a bipartisan group of senators has come up with a compromise that wouldn't change the rule is as much but also wouldn't be the majority forcing its will on the minority. what is going to happen? s there going to be filibuster reform and what kind? >> at thursday's caucus we had a briefing. there are three groups of senators that have been working on three different proposals for rules changes. it was put before the democrats for the first time on thursday. and we listened to it. i think there are some changes that can be made on a bipartisan basis. i will think that is where things are going right now to try to see what we can agree upon. if we can'
opinion as shifted. the court has affirmative action and voting rights case so it's a significant turn for the supreme court on issues of equality. when it comes to this issue, it comes down to you -- you said abortion, people are thinking about a 1967 case, loving vs. virginia in which they said it's legal for people of different races to marry. is it the case that a gay couple has the same rights as a heterosexual couple. a narrow ruling would be seen as dodging the issue, kicking the can down the road. is it your constitutional right to marry the person of your choice in this country? this is an issue that is the way that the proponents of gay rights are putting it before the court is let's look at the states and allow the states to make the decision and if that's the case, i think they are backing away from the larger issue. the larger issue has to be that the court would say it's constitutional or not. >> chris: what about the argument that happened in abortion and obviously if you're pro choice you think that was great. but because of the court coming in and setting this rule fro
to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedy like this. and regardless of the politics. >> chris: that was president obama, friday, suggesting it is now time to reopen the national debate on gun control. as horrific as this shooting is, we have been here before as a nation and there has been little interest in the last decade in tightening gun laws. joining me now, dick durbin, the senate's number 2 democrat, who is in his home state of illinois. senator, how do you read the president's comments that we just played? is it time for a new push? tighter gun control? >> well, first, let me say the nation is in mourning and reflection and prayer over what happened at newtown, connecticut. there isn't a parent or grandparent that didn't visualize some child they love being in this terrible situation and subjected to this kind of violence, but let me tell you, chris we need a national conversation, calling for a commission, i'm open to these ideas but we need a national conversation about safety and i'd go beyond joe and add the issue of school safety into the
the whole country is focused on and public opinion shifted and the court has an affirmative action case and voting rights case and, it is seen as a significant turn for the supreme court on issues of equality. when it comes to this issue, no, it comes down to, you said abortion, and i think a lot of people are thinking about 1967, loving versus virginia, and the court said, it is legal for people, different races to marry in the country. is it analogous to that, a gay couple has the same rights as a heterosexual couple? these are critical issues and a narrow ruling i think will be seen as dodging the issue. kicking the can down the road and is it you your constitutional right to marry the person of your choice in this country? i think this is an issue that is the way that the proponents of gay rights are putting it before the court is, let's look at the states and allow the states to make the decision. and, if that is the case, i think they are backing away from the larger issue. and the larger issue has to be, the court would say, it is constitutional or not. >> chris: what about the a
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